Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle June 1st Reveal

Hi and Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 June Reveal Blog Hop!

So excited to be the first on the blog hop today! Hope you enjoy what we have for you this month? I decided to do a little mixed media on my project. You'll hear a little about that later, but first let me give you the details on the blog hop!



We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the 15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.

We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  The newest addition is Hampton Arts.


We have four new rubber stamp sets plus one huge digi bundle being revealed this month.  

The sets are:



(Digital Version DIGI851BG - additional sentiment)
  (Digital Version DIGI854LS - additional sentiments)
(Digital Version DIGI856FS - see below)
(Digital Version DIGI857SG - additional sentiments)

DIGI856FS - Swallowtail Butterflies (includes lots of additional colored images, additional sentiments, and digi paper)


When you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images and/or sentiments not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until June 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On June 18th, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.


The Blog Hop Order this month is:

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)


We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  

 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????


Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!



We are also happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge.  It will now be held on Facebook. 

 Search for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers 😀).  You can join today!

 The new challenge will begin July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the new website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!




Hope you're excited to get this Blog Hop on the Road? This set of stamps is just so versatile that I couldn't help but use the Swallowtail Butterfly set #856. Let's face it - who doesn't like butterflies? 

To begin with I made a fun background with the Nuance Powders - sprinkling on a little color here and there, on top on the Watercolor Cardstock then sprinkling with water and adding the different Nuance powders until I was happy with the result.


So then I thought to take a stencil and play with a little mouse Here I am using the Tim Holtz Stencil Speckles stencil with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Cornflower Blue.


Just applied a little to the top corner with a spatula. 


Using the Misti Stamp Positioner, I stamped on top of the Embossable Acetate to get a good impression and heat embossed with Cerulean. These butterflies and the little butterflies from the same set were all done the same way and fussy cut.


The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Cerulean EP421.


It was sponged with Summer Sky and then removed from the die before being applied with Dandelion.


Nuvo Crystal Drops were added different points of all the little butterflies. 


The background was edged with Versamark and heat embossed with Robin's Egg as was the card base. 

I found these little flowers in my stash. After they were situated on the card I then added the Crystal drops to the centers of the flowers.


The butterflies were attached from the back with mounting tape.


Here is a close up of the flower elements, with the Crystal Drops on top!


Hope you've enjoyed my share today? A little mixed media too! 

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations: Challenge 37: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Emboss it!
Love to Create: Challenge 12: Anything Creative/Mixed Media
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: Challenge 15: Anything Goes


The next stop on our blog hop is our talented Diane.

Till next time,

Shona

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Flowers! Happy Birthday!

Hi there, today I'd like to share a little birthday card that I made using the May Reveal Happy Flowers Set 840. This is such a cute little set. 
I stamped the image in Black StazOn on watercolor cardstock as I was going to color it with the new Nuvo Aqua Flow Markers. They are so vibrant and they blend really nicely too.
I only used four colors for my little scene: Spiced Ginger and Red Apple for the flowers and Fresh Green and Evergreen Fern for the leaves.
 
They color very similarly to Copics. Go in and paint the lighter color over the darker shade to blend the shades. The image was die cut with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and a little Memento Summer Sky was sponged around the image before removing the die.I then added some Orange Crush Glitter to the flowers with the Quickie Glue Pen.
I took a piece of light blue corrugated cardstock and randomly applied the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Cornflower Blue with a spatula. I actually used my heat gun to quickly dry the mousse and this made the mousse "bubble" which I happened to really like. Will be doing this again. 
The sentiment was from the Silhouettes Set 493, one of my SNS all time favorite sets! I stamped this in Versamark and then heat set with Black Detail. This was fussy cut and layered to a little piece of the corrugated backing.
The backing was layered to a piece of watercolor cardstock edged with blue Copic B63 and was then layered to the white card base. The image and sentiment were attached with Mounting Tape. Then I applied the Nuvo Crystal Drops English Mustard and Ripened Pumpkin sporadically around my image and sentiment.
That finished up my card for today!.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Challenge 119: Anything Goes with a twist - Birthday
Mod Squad Challenge: Spark it Up
I hope you've enjoyed my share today? Thanks for stopping by.
Shona

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Scenic Masculine Silhouette Card

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share a card with you using some of the older sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle - in fact three! Right Beside You Set 812,  Wetlands 1 Set 790Wetlands 2 Set 791, along with some of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousses.
To begin with, I set up my scene on my stamping platform. You can also use the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.
I stamped the entire scene in Versamark onto  a piece of Watercolor cardstock  5 1/2" x 5 1/2". It was then heat embossed with Cerulean. I used different elements from the three stamp sets, to make up my scene.  
Next I just took the Nuvo Embellishment MoussesCornflower BluePeony Pink and Indian Gold with my water brush filled with water and painted them over the scene, blending them in to one another as I went. The embossing powder resisted the paint for the most part and I used a paper towel to take of any puddling on top of the embossing powder. 
Then I looked at my scene and saw that two of my ducks were flying upside down!! So how to remedy that little scenario? Let's cover them up with some sentiments!
I stamped the sentiments in Versamark and heat embossed with Cerulean on the watercolor cardstock. They were fussy cut into banners and a little blue background was added to each of them and then they were popped up on mounting tape. Now I had three normal ducks!
This was layered to a piece of blue cardstock and then to the white card base. Here is the version I did for my Dad (with all the ducks in the the correct direction). I think this would also work well as a Father's Day card. It goes together quickly too!


Here is a list of products used in this project:
Embossing Powders: Cerulean (EP421)
Hope you liked my share today? Thanks for stopping by today,
Shona

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Glow in the Dark Peacock

Hi there,
I'd like to share another Glow in the Dark card that I made for the May Reveal, using the new True Beauty Set #844, along with some of the SNS Glow in the Dark products.
To begin with I stamped the peacock on Watercolor cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with Cerulean. I colored the peacock using the Aqua Flow Pens, beginning with Fresh GreenAzure Blue and Aqua Splash:
Soft Rose and Rustic Oak were mixed together for the brown wings. These pens have a lovely shimmer to them.
Some Evergreen Fern was also added in the tail for highlights and finally Spiced Ginger was applied to the eyes of the tail, to which I then added Banana Split Glow Drops.
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Glow in the Dark EP, this was die cut with Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and I added Memento Dandelion Yellow before removing the die.
The three feathers were then colored with the Green, Blue and Yellow Aqua Flow pens and they were stuck behind the sentiment panel.
The other two sentiments were stamped again in Versamark above and below where my popped up glow in the dark sentiment was to go. These were heat embossed with Cerulean Blue to match the peacock. The card front was layered to blue and then to a white card base. Here is the card in the dark:
Here it is in complete black:
Here is a list of the products used on my card today. Click to be taken directly to the Shop:
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you've enjoyed my glow in the dark share?
Shona